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Crime on rise in Merseyside, new figures show

Merseyside Police

First rise in seven years, with violent crime, theft from people and shoplifting showing big rises as police rue budget cuts

Teenage troublemaker 'Bogghead' sidesteps ASBO because of wording of order

Wirral magistrates' courts
William Smith, 14, was able to enter banned area with his mum and stay there – even if his mum then left

Hundreds stopped from walking through Mersey Tunnels each year, say police

The entrance to the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey tunnel
Police warn pedestrians to steer clear of busy and dangerous roads

Plans to sell off Tranmere Rovers training ground to be reconsidered

Tranmere Rovers FC former training ground on Ingleborough Road,Tranmere,Wirral,with Prenton Park in the background
Ingleborough scheme to go back before Wirral council

My Challenge: Clatterbridge manager takes on year of fundraising

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity's Event Manager Sam Archibald in training for her cycle challenges
The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity's events manager is completing four big challenges in celebration of her 40th birthday

Tory party made 73 electioneering phone calls to Merseysiders during 25th anniversary Hillsborough memorial

Esther McVey Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People, arrives at 10 Downing Street, London
Shocking gaffe follows on from Wirral West MP Esther McVey's party-political tweet during memorial service On Tuesday

Videos & Photos

Your Gallery: Dennis Oakes

Lady Lever Art Gallery roof, taken by Alan Jones

In Pictures: Your Flickr photos from April 23

By Callum Parry

Your Gallery: Callum Parry

Merseyside Police

Crime on rise in Merseyside, new figures show

First rise in seven years, with violent crime, theft from people and shoplifting showing big rises as police rue budget cuts

Wirral woman forms Coastal Walk team after losing father to cancer

Heller's Heroes was set up by Debbie Lamb to raise money for Wirral Hospice
"This year I am organising a bigger team of Heller’s Heroes to hopefully beat last year’s total."
Tranmere midfielder Jason Koumas tackles Shrewsbury's Luke Summerfield

No pain no gain for Tranmere's Koumas

John McMahon expects Jason Koumas will be prepared to play through the pain barrier for the remainder of the season, in the cause of keeping Tranmere in League One.

Dave gets on his bike for a continental trip to fight prostate cancer

Tranmere Rovers Deputy Head Steward Dave Tinsley is set to saddle up for a memorable bike ride this summer in support of Prostate Cancer UK
Tranmere Rovers deputy head steward Dave Tinsley is set to saddle up for a memorable bike ride this summer in support of Prostate Cancer UK
Metallica tribute act, Metalleeka, in Revolver this Friday

Live music acts take centre stage for Wirral's nightlife

Rock bands will be entertaining revellers this weekend

Art on a postcard to help Birkenhead gallery

Oxton Artists created the postcard in support of Friends of the Williamson Art Gallery
Over 300 postcards created from glass, metal, fabric and wood

Your Gallery: Dennis Oakes

The latest artist to feature in Wirral News' Your Gallery is 66-year-old Dennis Oakes from Irby

Your Gallery: Callum Parry

By Callum Parry
The latest artist to feature in Wirral News' Your Gallery is 17-year-old Callum Parry from Wallasey
Birkenhead Central Train Crew (in blue) take on Tranmere Rovers Former Players

Rail workers take on former Tranmere Rovers players for charity

A winning score of £500 raised for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

Bromborough golfers go batty for new captain

New men's captain Mike Heathfield has an unusual golfing initiation ceremony
Mike's cricket past catches up with him on the golf course
Jill Meyers as Lena Ashwell with Esther-Grace Button as Bessie

Wirral allotment travels back in time for outdoor theatre show

Troupers comes to Gilroy allotments in West Kirby, set on French battlefields of WWI

Situations vacant: Full-time Viking, no experience of pillaging required!

Some of the clothing and weapons Wirral's live-in Viking will be provided with by Big Heritage
Wirral tourism site to advertise for unique job

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